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New allotments are overwhelming but don’t give up, says Rekha Mistry

New allotments are overwhelming but don’t give up, says Rekha Mistry

June 11, 2021

Now an expert grower, Rekha Mistry joined us on this week's episode of The Dirt and recalled how overwhelming her new allotment was when she first took it on. Rekha also imparts plenty of wisdom in the form of garden tips and tricks - as well as some philosophies to grow by.

 

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You have to be creative when using your crops, said ‘Two Dirty Boys’

You have to be creative when using your crops, said ‘Two Dirty Boys’

June 4, 2021
We were joined by Robin and Paul, AKA ‘Two Dirty Boys’, who told us all about their allotment successes and failures. They gave us some fantastic ideas for creative crop uses, crop-swapping and discussed growing peaches in the UK.
 

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When I started I had no growing skills whatsoever, says Sinead Fenton

When I started I had no growing skills whatsoever, says Sinead Fenton

May 28, 2021

Sinead Fenton has been on an amazing gardening journey. Now an accomplished grower with her own small farm, she explains to us how she got there and some of the lessons she learned along the way. The Grow Your Own team also discuss this week's growing news and much more. 

 

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Does a parsnip feel kinship with a carrot? Asks Alys Fowler

Does a parsnip feel kinship with a carrot? Asks Alys Fowler

May 25, 2021

Does a parsnip feel kinship with a carrot? This question and so many more are mulled over by special guest, Alys Fowler, on this week's episode of our award-winning podcast The Dirt. Alys explained her biggest successes on the plot, as well as some hard lessons she has learnt. 

 

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You can cut corners if you know how, says David Boggis

You can cut corners if you know how, says David Boggis

May 14, 2021

Keen grower David Boggis joins us on the pod this week, sharing his experience, tips and tricks from the garden. David tells us about his biggest successes in the garden as well as one or two corners to cut. 

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We love finding organic solutions to overcome hurdles, say Aga and Kay

We love finding organic solutions to overcome hurdles, say Aga and Kay

May 7, 2021

This episode we’re joined by a pair of passionate (and award-winning!) allotment-holders from North Norfolk – Aga and Kay. They’re here to share all about how they use the abundance of fresh, seasonal produce from their plot at Aga’s nearby restaurant – as well as revealing some of the times things didn’t quite go to plan. 

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I turned a wasteland into a garden, says Aaron Nelson

I turned a wasteland into a garden, says Aaron Nelson

April 30, 2021

Aaron Nelson turned an un-touched yard with "nothing living" into an amazing garden, buzzing with plants and wildlife. We heard about his successes and failures in his Manchester garden on this week's episode of The Dirt. 

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I’ve had success with some pretty unusual crops, says Mark Diacono

I’ve had success with some pretty unusual crops, says Mark Diacono

April 23, 2021

Mark Diacono joins us on this week’s episode of The Dirt. As a grower and writer, Mark has had success with some wonderfully unusual crops - raising a pecan harvest in the UK, for example. In this episode he shares his biggest successes and failures as well as offering advice and a philosophical look at the very best moments your garden can offer. 

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Gardening changed my life – I call it my green pill, says Mark Lane

Gardening changed my life – I call it my green pill, says Mark Lane

March 26, 2021

For the final episode of series 4, we’re finishing with a bang! TV expert and garden designer Mark Lane joins us to tell us all about his beautiful Kent garden and fruit orchard. Plus he shares some quick and easy ways to give your outdoor space a makeover in time for summer. 

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Extend your tomato season with these tips says Jo Jo Yee

Extend your tomato season with these tips says Jo Jo Yee

March 19, 2021

On this episode of The Dirt, Jo Jo Yee explains how to extend your tomato growing season and we hear from Marshalls Garden experts on how best to site plants in your garden. We cover a wide variety of crops including strawberries, tomatoes, herbs and much more! 

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